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UK-Based North Korean Diplomat Defects to South Korea

The second highest ranking official at North Korea's embassy in London has defected to South Korea, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry. Thae Yong Ho has arrived with his family in the South Korean capital of Seoul, said ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee. "They are currently under government protection," Jeong told reporters at a news conference. Jeong said Thae told South Korean officials he defected out of disgust with the government of North Korean...

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